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  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand 14-06-2014 07:05 PM

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting line-up ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186-run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Akshay Kumar's 'Holiday' to earn Rs 50 crore soon 11-06-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" has earned almost Rs.50 crore in four days of its release. Promoted as a movie full of real stunts and real locations, it is A.R. Murugadoss' second Hindi directorial, and has done well at the box office so far....
  • Jamaican pacers spark Kiwi batting collapse 04-06-2014 06:27 PM

    Trelawny, Jamaica: The Jamaican pace trio tore their way through New Zealand's second innings to send them tumbling in a spectacular late afternoon batting collapse here on the second day of their three-day practice game. Christopher Powell, Derval Green and Nicholson Gordon grabbed seven wickets as the visitors plunged to...
  • Asafa Powell wants 18-month ban shrunk to three months 27-05-2014 07:22 PM

    Jamaica's former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell could yet compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, if his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against an 18-month doping ban proves successful. The 31-year-old was handed a backdated 18-month ban in April. It is due to...
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell to leave India tomorrow 21-05-2014 07:31 AM

    Washington: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell will leave New Delhi on May 22, four days before Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister. Powell, 67, who announced ending of her tenure in India in March, would be replaced temporarily by Kathleen Stephens, the former US Ambassador to South...
  • US will work with whoever is India's next Prime Minister 10-05-2014 11:10 PM

    Washington: As India enters the last lap of its crucial parliamentary poll, the US has signalled that it will work closely with whoever emerges as the Prime Minister from India's "incredible national elections." "We will work very closely with whoever is the next Prime Minister of India, I can guarantee...
  • India record second straight win in World Table Tennis Championships 29-04-2014 08:19 PM

    Tokyo: Indian men outplayed Australia while the women fought hard to beat Nigeria on day two of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday. The men's team eased past Australia 3-0 in Group F and women got the better of Portugal 3-1 in Group G. The Indian teams play...
  • Tough decisions needed to take Indo-US trade to $500 bn: Nancy Powell 25-04-2014 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: The US on Friday said that its bilateral trade with India can grow five-fold to $500 billion provided both the governments take "tough" and "vital" decisions in that direction. Addressing an event in the national capital, Nancy Powell, who resigned from the post of US Ambassador to India...
  • Drug ban unfair and unjust, says Asafa Powell 11-04-2014 09:17 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Following the judgment on Thursday by the three-member disciplinary panel, the sprint star took to...
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for 18 months for doping 10-04-2014 09:08 PM

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel on Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the stimulant oxilophrine at last year's national championships and the ban has...
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns 31-03-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a sudden development, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out. "US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US Mission Town Hall meeting on March 31 that she has submitted her...
  • US says ready to do business with Narendra Modi 10-03-2014 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: The United States would welcome Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if he wins the upcoming election, a U.S. official said, in the clearest sign Washington will drop a travel ban on Modi imposed after anti-Muslim riots in 2002. US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal...
  • US denies going soft on Narendra Modi 28-02-2014 01:20 PM

    Denying it had gone soft on Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his alleged role in 2002 Gujarat riots, the US says it continues to express concerns about communal violence across India. Unlike previous years, India section of the State Department's Congressionally mandated "2013 Country Reports on...
  • Mamata Banerjee denies appointment with US ambassador Nancy Powell 21-02-2014 03:51 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied that she was scheduled to meet US ambassador to India Nancy Powell, who is in the city, on Friday. "I do not have any appointment with her (Powell)," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat here when asked about the meeting. The...
  • US Ambassador Nancy Powell to meet Mamata Banerjee today 21-02-2014 08:34 AM

    West Bengal: After her meeting with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, US Ambassador Nancy Powell will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Friday. She will also be meeting governor MK Narayan during the day. "The state government has sent a request to the Union government for clearance,"...
  • Nancy Powell to meet Mamata Banerjee 20-02-2014 08:06 AM

    Close on the heels of a meeting with BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell has sought one with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "Probably either on February 20 or 21, the meeting is proposed," a top state government official said. "The state government...
  • Will work with anyone Indian people choose: US 15-02-2014 04:24 PM

    The US has said it is willing to work with anyone Indian people elect in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "We will work with whoever the Indian people choose," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said on Friday, when asked if the US is willing to work with the BJP's...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell meets Narendra Modi signalling a thaw 13-02-2014 10:08 AM

    Gandhinagar: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in Gandhinagar, signalling a thaw. This comes nine years after the US had refused to give Modi a diplomatic visa. Nancy Powell arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening....
  • No change in visa policy for Narendra Modi, says US 13-02-2014 08:57 AM

    Washington: The US has scotched speculation that the meeting between its Ambassador Nancy Powell and Narendra Modi would lead to lifting of the visa ban on BJP's prime ministerial candidate, insisting there was no change in its nine-year-old policy that came in the aftermath of 2002 Gujarat riots. "When individuals...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell to meet Narendra Modi today 13-02-2014 07:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. This comes nine years after the US had refused to give Modi a diplomatic visa. Nancy Powell arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening. The US has been...
  • US defends its stand on Powell-Modi meeting 12-02-2014 02:18 PM

    The US on Wednesday sought to play down Thursday's meeting of Ambassador Nancy Powell with Narendra Modi, saying it is part of increased engagement with Indian leaders and indicated that President Barack Obama may not have been involved in the decision to end the BJP leader's boycott. The State Department...
  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, US may end 9-year boycott of Modi 11-02-2014 11:45 PM

    New Delhi: The US government is likely to end its 9-year long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has sought a meeting with Modi after officially boycotting him for years. The meeting scheduled on Thursday will...
  • Modi can't be the brand ambassador of India: Khurshid 11-02-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday hit out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying he cannot be the brand ambassador of India. Khurshid said, "He is not the example that should be seen as an Indian. We are a country that believes in Gandhian way...
  • Government has 'no issues' with US envoy meeting Modi: Anand Sharma 11-02-2014 05:12 PM

    Mumbai: Government has "no issues" over the proposed meeting between US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell and Narendra Modi that would end America's 9-year boycott of BJP's prime ministerial nominee, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday. "Ambassadors have a right to meet anyone. We are an open democracy. We...
  • US may soon end Narendra Modi's boycott, Nancy Powell to meet him 11-02-2014 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Is the United States doing a rethink on ending its nine-year boycott of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi? A Hindustan Times report has claimed that US ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet the Gujarat Chief Minister later this week. The...
  • Asafa Powell tells panel he 'forgot' supplement names 15-01-2014 10:11 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who tested positive for a banned substance last year, told a disciplinary panel on Tuesday he did not list the supplements he was taking because he could not remember their names. The former world 100 metres record holder, who faces a two-year ban if found...
  • West Indies players feeling homesick in New Zealand 12-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Auckland: Some West Indies players admitted that their minds were wandering elsewhere in the ongoing Twenty20 series against the New Zealand. The West Indies started their tour of New Zealand Nov 27 and have since played three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 international. Their last match of the...
  • 1st T20: A new-look West Indies out to challenge strong New Zealand 10-01-2014 11:33 PM

    A huge win in the final match of the preceding ODI series has given West Indies the momentum going into the two-match Twenty20 series, starting in Auckland from Saturday. West Indies did well to level the series 2-2 with most of their specialist limited-overs players being out injured. They will...
  • 5th ODI: West Indies hammer NZ by 203 runs to level series at 2-2 08-01-2014 01:14 PM

    Hamilton: Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo made centuries and Kieran Powell struck 73 from 44 balls as the West Indies crushed New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth one-day international on Wednesday, leveling the five-match series 2-2. Edwards made 123 not out and shared a 211-run fourth wicket partnership...
  • US hopeful of resolving Devyani Khobragade issue 07-01-2014 12:16 PM

    The US has expressed hope of arriving at a resolution of the Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade issue, which has resulted in "hiccups" in the India-US bilateral ties. "Absolutely" the State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told reporters at her daily news conference on Monday, when asked if the US was...